Other work licence/permit application types
You may be eligible for an electrical work licence if any of the following apply:
- you previously held a Queensland electrical work licence that expired over 12 months ago*
- you completed an apprenticeship in Queensland more than three years ago
- you hold:
- a current Queensland electrical work licence and wish to apply for an additional class on that licence
- an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR)
- a tradesperson’s certificate
- a certificate of proficiency
- a certificate or qualification obtained through an apprenticeship completed outside of Queensland.
* To renew a restricted electrical work licence expired over 12 months ago go to restricted electrical work licences.
You need to complete the Form 11 - Application for electrical work licence/permit (PDF, 131.32 KB). An application fee applies.
You will need to provide the following information:
- details of any previous work licence history
- your current contact details.
If you have not previously held a Queensland electrical work licence or permit you will need to provide copies of identity documents as per Table 1 on the application form.
You will also need to confirm that you have been trained in resuscitation (CPR) within the last twelve months.
You are not required to supply a copy of your CPR certificate with your application but may be required to provide it later for auditing purposes.
If you are applying for an electrical linesperson licence you will also need to confirm that you have been trained in pole-top or transmission tower rescue (PTR) within the last twelve months. You are not required to supply a copy of your PTR certificate with your application but may be required to provide it later for auditing purposes.
You must submit a full and complete application. Incomplete or incorrect applications may result in delays in obtaining your licence or may be considered withdrawn. Some of your application fee may be retained to offset administrative costs.
You can lodge your application by email or mail. Lodgement details are provided on the application form.
Some applicants may need to undertake additional training and may be issued with a twelve month electrical work training permit. Electrical work training permits are issued to allow licence applicants to complete additional training with a registered training organisation (RTO) to obtain their electrical work licence.
For more information call 1300 362 128 or download the Electrical licensing eligibility guide (PDF, 803.49 KB).
- Last updated
- 15 October 2019
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